Friday, November 1, 2013

The Call to Knowing

We can know God. We can be in relationship with Him. Otherwise, there would have been no reason for God to reveal Himself. There would have been no need to create such beauty and order. There would have been no need for God to do all He has done to establish, correct and re-establish this relationship with us. And it would have been a waste of God’s breath to give us life, to call us to His family and to direct us to His mission.

The Apostle Paul, in Romans 10, asks how people can believe in the one in whom they have not heard. He asks how they can hear unless someone goes. He asks how someone can go unless they are called. I’m asking how someone can hear that call unless they know God. How can anyone share something they don’t have?

The call to a deep relationship, where we not only discover that we’re known and loved, is a continued call where we also learn the many attributes of God. We may only see a poor reflection now, but God has revealed and is revealing enough to keep us in awe and in love and in want of more for all the days we have on this crazy spinning ball in the universe.

We can know God. He has been revealing Himself from the very beginning, through created order, through floods, burning bushes and plagues, through providing sustenance in a desert to showing His power through many victorious battles. Through talking donkeys and mighty kings and crazy prophets.

We can know God. He continues to reveal Himself; through beautiful sunsets and powerful storms, providing us with food and shelter, education and resources. Through hard times we have grown in that knowledge. Through rough seasons our head knowledge has become a heart’s cry.

Yes, we know God. Now what are we going to do with that knowledge?

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